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what is necessary to defend itself, we share president obama's preference to see iran's nuclear weapons program end through diplomacy. but for diplomacy to succeed, it must be coupled with powerful sanctions and a credible military threat. >> president obama defended the international deal yesterday at a forum as well, insisting that the bottom line is to prevent iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. the sanctions relief will depend on iran's actions. >> if and when iran decides not to abide by this agreement, not to be negotiating in good faith, we can reverse it and tighten them even further. >> now, israel, another arab countries in the middle east don't have much of a choice right now other than to follow the white house's lead on iran but i can tell you, shannon, there are a lot of nervous politicians and political leaders throughout the arab world and here in israel about the future and how the u.s. is going to deal with iran. there's a lot of skepticism that a deal with iran is really possible and there is still a lot of sort of need and ability for the future to use physical and
obama's preference to see iran's nuclear weapons program end through diplomacy. but for that to skied, it must be coupled with powerful sanctions and military threat. >> reporter: barack obama defend the the international deal saturday. his obama line is to prevent iran from eye wearing a nuclear weapon. >> connor, thank you. >>> u.n. inspectors visiting a nuclear site inside iran. they were invited. it's the first time in two years they have had access to the facility. israeli. long time still unfinished reactor could still be used to make a nuclear bomb once its finished. iran said it will be for generating peaceful power only. and construction will continue on the site despite the deal reached with the united states. >>> right now, police making arrests after a big college football celebration gets -- well, look at it -- out of control. fires burning in the streets. police in riot gear. and one of the architects of the affordable care act is helping to clarify the president's promise if you like your doctor, you can keep it, or the plan that you like, you can do it. he says, you ca
on iran. >> israel is prepared to do what is necessary to defend itself. we share president obama's preference to see iran's nuclear weapons program and through diplomacy. but for diplomacy to succeed, it must be coupled with powerful sanctions and a credible military threat. >> now, president obama defended the international deal which many allies in the middle east area really are very nervous about, insisting his bottom line is to prevent iran from collecting a nuclear weapon and the sanctions relief will depend on iran's actions going forward and that is what has so many in this region worried, greg. they don't really trust iran and they are afraid that the united states will be tricked by iran's sweet talking going forward. >>> secretary of state john kerry insists that israel and the united states are in snync. from where you are in jerusalem, does it seem that way? >> reporter: there's a lot of tension. they are simply not on the same side although they are trying to sort of publicly get their act together. netanyahu and perez had very kind words to say this weekend and per
-year sentence. although president obama made a plea for the pastor's release in an historic phone call to iran's new president, the white house has come under scrutiny for not negotiating his release. that of two other americans during the latest nuclear talks with iran. >>> president obama's job approval rating, that's coming up. >> we're going to do it fair and balanced. it's not just issues with obama care though that have his second term agenda in question. >> finally, friends mourning the logs of actor paul walker. as they grieve, some of his so-called fans are trying to cash in on his death. >> unbelievable. and remembering our fallen heroes. first in hawaii, then in washington, where veterans are gathering to commemorate pearl harbor. [ paper rustles, outdoor sounds ] ♪ [ male announcer ] laura's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today her doctor has her on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with n fedex one rate, i
as an enemy. >> yesterday president obama down played expectations of a bigger long-term deal with iran regarding its nuclear program but says negotiations are worth the effort. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country, to change over time. i wouldn't say it is more than 50/50 but we have to try. >> neighboring iraq today there was another series of fatal bombings. authorities say at least 45 people were killed and dozens wounded after a series of explosions. the violence is worse than at any time since 2006 when the country was on the verge of civil war. >>> in ukraine today protesters topples and beheaded a statue part of a much largerer demonstration. they are demanding that the government move ahead with a deal to deepen ties to the west. the plan angered russia to the east. >>> back in this country the huge storm that caused major power outages in texas has moved eastward. a spokes woman for emergency management in virginia warned of what she called a historic ice event. the storm sent snow to philadelphia. a catholic high school reporte
facility in iran. president obama says the pursuit for the lon longstanding deal is likely to fai fail as it is to psyched. psyched -- succeed. iran is to rollback tha their enrichment of uranium that is used to build a nuclear bomb but it's also used to generate nuclear energy. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran for like any country to change overtime. it may not be likely. if you ask me the live life andd that we are about to arrive at the instate that i described earlier it was more than 50/50. we have to try. >> iran and the u.s. and five other world powers will meet in the coming days to discuss implementing an agreement on iran's program. the deal which lifted sanctions on iran has benefitted his country's economy. >> controversy over the latest projectproject on artist cristo. some say it will damage the eco-system. >> it's called "over the river". the arkansas in south central colorado. what cristo wants to do here is suspend hundreds of huge panels of silvery cloth nearly six miles of it in eight sections along a 42-mile stretch of the river.
's national security interest to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon obama spoke at a forum on u s israel relations in washington. he referred to in genteel be clean and ben and six world powers to me like some sanctions in the can for curbing iran's nuclear program. we can. in vision. a state. that gives us an assurance that even if they have some modest enrichment that though it is so constrained. and the inspections are so intrusive that they as a practical matter do not have breakout pass. exhibit c obama suggested that the us may allow iran to enrich uranium in the future. if it proves to be for peaceful use israel had criticized the new figure strongly saying he is only weakening the pressure on iran. it's time now for the latest in a business news trade representatives from twelve pacific rim countries i sit across the table from each other they're discussing the details of the massive free trade deal. i did to that joins us now from the business is good morning i'd be negotiated. many times before what's different this time will pass and this is their last scheduled meeting
player, how another neighbour is getting into the fray. and president obama sounds off on the deal to reduce iran's capabilities, why he is cautiously optimistic about the agreement. >> the week of tributes to nelson mandela began with a national day of prayer in south africa. [ singing ] >> churches of all faiths honoured the former president. the official memorial service will be held tuesday in johannesburg. nick schifrin has this report from south africa where people remember how nelson mandela helped to unify a once-torn nation. >> nelson mandela talked about a rainbow nation. his struggle wasn't just on behalf of black south africans, but all south africans. >> nelson mandela wanted to build a nation united in diversity. citizens young and old, of all races and religions, say he created that union. at an interfaith service south africans celebrated opportunities and respect. >> we need to tolerate diversities. it's an important model. >> this allows us to be united and proud of our differences. >> down the road at an indian rally this woman thank nelson mandela on behalf of h
they wanted to. >> when sanctions started iran has less than 200 centrifuges. now we have 19,000. the net product of sanctions has been 18,800 centrifuges added to iran's stock of centrifuges. sanctions have utterly fail. >> in washington the obama administration contradicted that version of events. >> there's no question if you look at the facts of impact on oil revenues, the impact on economic growth, that there was a huge impact of - the sanctions had an enormous impact. that was a driving factor in bringing the iranians back to the negotiating table. >> many speculated if the nuclear deal succeeds, they may cooperate on other matters. it could be useful at the talks known as geneva ii. the u.s. response. >> the whole goal is to create a transitional governing body. they haven't focused that. >> the comments come in the middle of a sharply innocencive. mohammad javad zarif is visiting officials in arab countries, like saudi arabia, and qatar. they have sent guns and cash to the opposition. mohammad javad zarif insists iran is trying to be a good neighbour. >> we believe all of us needs
. republicans, on the other hand, sounded skeptical of iran and president obama. >> i believe, with everything within my being, that iran will obtain a nuclear weapon. if we go down oh the road that the obama administration wants to take us on. >> the level of naivete that barack obama has shown regarding iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability begs my ability to articulate. >> those comments are down right dovish compared to the opinion of one other member of their party. >> i think if you have to hit iran, you don't put boots on the ground, you do it with tactical nuclear devices and set them back a decade or two or three. >> right. because the way to stop one country from going nuclear is to nuke them. coming up is the power fading for one political money machine behind stand your ground laws? but first, indeed, it's always 5:00 somewhere. so be sure to tip your bartender. >> if you're a bartender, have a happy hour. and also probably get health insurance, because a lot of bartenders don't have it. ♪ >>> ordinary folks can't write massive campaign checks or higher, high-priced lobb
you. >> and president obama is defending the iran nuclear deal to our friend israel. he is telling israel that negotiating is in its best interest. >> iran is a large country and is a relatively wealthy country. we have to take seriously the possibility that they are going to try to get a nuclear weapon. that's what this whole exercise is about. american express credit card, every purchase earns you 2% cash back, which is deposited in your fidelity account. is that it? actually... there's no annual fee and no limits on rewards. and with the fidelity cash management account debit card, you get reimbursed for all atm fees. is that it? oh, this guy, too. turn more of the money you spend into money you invest. it's everyday reinvesting for your personal economy. if every u.s. home replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, the energy saved could light how many homes? 1 million? 2 million? 3 million? the answer is. 3 million homes. by 2030, investments in energy efficiency could help americans save $300 billion each year. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. i have a g
are legislati options that would explicitly rip the obama administration's nuclear deal with iran. quote, a handful of house gop lawmakers tell the hill that the party is debating how best to show disapproval for the iran agreement struck shortly after congress left for the thanksgiving recess. this is the new plan. republicans are going to try to make president obama look terrible for negotiating that new agreement over iran's nuclear program and in the process of making him look terrible they, of course, will show the country that they, themselves, republicans are much better on the issue. they are much more trustworthy, much more sober, much more sane when it comes to dealing with complicated and sensitive issues like iran and nuclear weapons in the middle east. republicans want to show off how much americans should prefer their republican approach when it comes to iran. as part of that new political offensive, behold duncan hunter on c-span. >> i think a ground war in iran with american boots on the ground would be a horrible thing and i think people like to toss around the fact that
scandal into a tragedy other than a tragedy. and they keep trying to pull stunts to repeal obama care, now that hundreds of thousands of people are getting health insurance that they didn't have before. they really need a new thing. they think they would like to hit him now on iran. according to the hill, quote, house republicans are considering various legislative options that would either rip the obama administration's nuclear deal with iran. quote, a handful of house gop lawmakers tell the hill that the party is debating how best to show disapproval for the iran agreement struck shortly after congress left for the thanksgiving recess. this is the new plan. republicans are going to try to make president obama look terrible for negotiating that new agreement over iran's nuclear program and in the process of making him look terrible they, of course, will show the country that they, themselves, republicans are much better on the issue. they are much more trustworthy, much more sober, much more sane when it comes to dealing with complicated and sensitive issues like iran and nuclear weapons
iran's nuclear program and the uphill battle facing the obama administration. ever since foreign ministers closed the nuclear deal with iran, ten days ago, the obama administration has been trying to win over a skeptical congress and stave off new sanctions. today, wendy sherman, the lead u.s. negotiator in geneva, held a closed briefing today for members of the house. republican trent franks of arizona is among the lawmakers who have called the agreement a bad deal. >> seems like there's general notion that we're afraid to allow iran to question our sincerity when we should be questioning theirs. iran has given no concession of any kind for 30 years. and yet we are now taking some of our most powerful inducements off the table. >> ifill: michigan democrat dan kildee was milder in his criticism, but he said the u.s. has to proceed very carefully. >> we have to be very cautious with this state, and very skeptical and realize that the reason that we're in the position we're in right now, is that the sanctions are working, and the sanctions need to be not just seen only as a penalt
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expectations for obamacare's online relaunch. then, skepticism over last week's deal with iran that president obama is calling a victory for diplomacy. >> we cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world's problems. tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it's not the right thing for our security. >> but will the deal halt iran's nuclear ambitions? we'll discuss that and the growing confrontation with china with former cia and nsa director, general michael hayden. and our power player of the week this holiday season is not your typical turkey farmer. >> i'm really happiest when i'm engaged in working and thinking and striving. >> all, right now, on fox news sunday. >> and hello again from fox news in washington. the president promised by the end of november, the problems plaguing healthcare.gov would be fixed. and a new administration report released this morning cites, quote, "dramatic progress." but does that mean the web site to enroll in obamacare is fully functional? and what about the larger program? we'll have a fair and balanced debate between two experts
and boston are expected to get hit by ice and snow. >>> u.n. weapons inspectors from in iran. president obama told an international forum on saturday that he could accept a final comprehensive agreement that would allow iran to enrich urine yum for peaceful purposes. >>> billy graham is in ill health. his health condition has deteriorated quite a bit in the last few days. >>> now back to fareed zakaria gps. >>> until june 30th, tom donyell -- mr. obama's national security advisor. he is now a distinguished fellow at the council on foreign relations. he joins me to talk about recent developments and the issues he was deeply involved in at the white house from iran to winding down the war in afghanistan to mitigating tensions between china and japan. welcome back to the show. >> great to see you. >> let's 23irs talk about iran, you were deeply involved in this whole policy, it appears that what we're saying is we need iran to essentially shut downing parts of its nuclear program so that it cannot have the kind of breakout capacity that -- he says we are not going to dismantle a single thing, we
hostage drama played out. george w. bush called iran the axis of evil. president obama who is trying to negotiate what would be a historic breakthrough on the nuclear program, do they talk about that at all? when the former presidents talk, mostly we learn nothing because those are off the record communications. but boy, you would love to know if they exchange any notes or historical reflections or observations. but it's a big historic event and we will find out in bits and pieces after about the interaction between the presidents themselves. >> it would be interesting to see what if anything happens, because there will be representatives, high ranking officials from iran, for example, attending the memorial service, presumably the funeral on sunday as well. and these kinds of diplomatic awkward moments potentially could be significant. >> sometimes awkward moments, sometimes either the front of the cameras or away from the cameras, a chance for somebody even in a very brief conversation, maybe, to start a relationship or to continue or advance a relationship, or let's just say, the
a new way forward. >> reporter: since barack obama became president then iran has installed roughly 14,000 sent fujs, about 74 pers the total on hand. >> the majority has taken place under president obama's watch, correct? >> i'd have to check on the specific numbers. >> you're not prepared to dispute that statement? >> james, i think what we're focused on at this point is the fact that we're now at a point where we are halting and rolling back the progress of their program and we're working towards a comprehensive agreement to bring an end to it. >> reporter: the white house repeated today that sanctions drove iran to the negotiating table but as kerry himself said in the clip we showed you sanctions came in and today there are 19,000 centrifuges and growing. >> james, thank you. >>> an international report card for schools has poor grades for u.s. students. american teens ranked 20th for reading skills out of 65 countries tested. the were ranked 22nd in science in math, the u.s. was well below average with 28 countries ahead. >>> the president makes another pitch for obama care. is a
the u.s. not to ease sanctions on iran. today, president obama said the u.s. should not be, quote, naive about iran, but also be open to the possibility that iran actually may abide by the deal. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. if you ask me what is the likelihood we are able to arrive at the end state i was just describing earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. but we have to try. >> one middle east expert says it's just not likely to happen. >> it's really hard to see right now what the end game would be. i mean, are the iranians really prepared to put $100 billion nuclear infrastructure in mothballs. and is the united states, the congress, really prepared to eliminate comprehensive oil and banking sanctions that have been so effective to this point in getting the iranians to the negotiating table? >> miller says this deal may give the world a bit more time to come up with a way to manage iran's nuclear program. >> molly henninburg, thank you. >>> a congressman now is calling fo
is necessary to defend itself, we share president obama's preface to see iran's endlear weapons program through diplomacy. for diplomacy to succeed, it must be coupled with powerful sanctions and a credible military threat. -- ae repeat that diplomatic solution is better than a military option, but a military option is necessary for diplomacy to succeed, as are powerful sanctions. we agree after a cup will of tough years, iran finally -- a couple of tough years, iran finally -- what seemed impossible yesterday became possible today. we should not assume that more sanctions will lead to a better deal. was seemed impossible -- what seemed if possible today could be possible tomorrow. >> c-span, we bring you public affairs directly to you, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings, conferences, and complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house all as a public service of private industry. a c-span, created by they cable tv industry years ago and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. you can watch us in hd. next is a discussion of the obama adm
with iran. on saturday president obama said fresh sanctions might make sense if long-term deal falls through but not before that. if at the end of six months we can't make a deal, we're no worse off. in fact, we have greater leverage with the international community to continue to apply sanctions and strengthen them. >> over in iran, president rouhani harolding the deal telling parliament the expectation of sanctions relief had already boosted his country's economy. the $7 billion in relief amounts to less than one month of iranian oil production and 7% of the $100 billion in frozen iranian assets that remain overseas. still any respite is welcome in an economy with 12% unemployment and 40% inflation. on sunday for the first time inspectors from the u.n.'s nuclear watchdog toured the heavy water reactor at iraq. a sign that while there's plenty of scepticism some progress was already under way. robert, the president towed a careful line here. i thought his remarks were interesting. it seems like we're in the middle of what our good friend david axelrod likes to call kabuki theater, confident
against apartheid. >> when it comes to president obama's presence on the international stage this potential for comprehensive agreement with iran yesterday. it could be worse. when it comes to the international stage how is his capital? >> i don't think it is exceedingly high. i think a lot of american allies think america has lost its nerve in some regard particularly when it comes to confronting iran. i think there is difficulty with our credibility because our economic standing has impact as well. it doesn't diminish america's power and influence in the world. >> how much focus for president obama in terms of international? it isn't just iran? >> it is looking so difficult. as you look towards next year disengaging from afghanistan becomes the story. iran becomes the big test. no one knows whether iran will do what president obama wants it to do which is basically dismantle any pretense. >> nice to have you here. we'll see you a little bit laterer. a little bit later. >>> we vel a preview of "meet the press" later. meantime jenna is here with the morning's top stories. nic
an hour, nearly three times the 30 very -- 33 miles per hour speed limit. president obama says he is not naÏve about the chances of getting iran to end the nuclear program. otherd the u.s. and allies must try. he addressed a forum at the kings institute today. the knowledge of creating a nuclear weapon is already out there. iran is at is -- large and relatively wealthy country. we have to take series the possibility that they are going to try to get a nuclear weapon. >> the u.s. and iran have an interim agreement to get to iran to roll back some of the nuclear programs. the 85-year-old cory and worar vet held in north korea is now back in the u.s. the u.s. embassy for helping to secure his release. he was the taint at the end of -- was obtained at the end of a trip to north korea. ofnext, we are keeping track the wintry mix heading our way. steve has a time ♪ i love it! ♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. ♪ i picked it out
. president obama made it very clear, iran will not have nuclear weapons. that is his red line. prime minister netanyahu said, iran will not have nuclear weapons capability. that is his red line. but the difference between those two creates a certain gap. is that gap fundamental? no, because the bottom line is the same. they have different red lines, but they have the same bottom line. iran will not be a nuclear weapon country. this is what we have to and the, that israel united states are completely aligned on that issue. there might be different path to get to that result, and there might be disagreements along the , but theen friends bottom line, which is what is really important in life, is completely aligned. >> others come to this table and make the following argument. why now? the reason the iranians are talking is because of the sanctions. why not tie long more sanctions so they will not make an interim agreement that will say, ok, we can't live with the sanctions anymore, what is it you want? and therefore not only stop, freeze, but get them to dismantle the centrifuges? that would be
as president obama and iranian president hassan rouhani both defended that interim deal with iran that calls for the country to cap the amount of uranium enrichment in exchange for a bit of easing of the sanctions it was facing. president obama says the u.s. needs to see if the deal with iran will work out and gives it a 50/50 chance. critics say that is too big a risk. >> in the pacific, china said we want it, so now south korea is doing it, expanding its air defense zone. the country responding to recent actions by china that decided to suddenly expand their zone over those disputed islands in the east china sea. now the new development is sparking concerns over a possible broader project in the region. the zone would include two small islands along with a rock that's been submerged and is part of the dispute with beijing. >> this morning our thoughts and prayers are with billy graham and his family. we hear his health is on the decline. he was hospitalized last month for a respiratory problem shortly after his 95th birthday. according to his son, his father has been very weak and unable t
, president obama has said that the pursuit of a long-standing deal with iran to monitor their nuclear weapons is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. he was speaking at a pro-israel forum in washington. iran has agreed to temporarily roll back the enrichment of uranium, which could be used to build a nuclear bomb but also to generate nuclear energy. iran calls their program peaceful. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. you know, if you asked me what is the likelihood that we're able to arrive at the end state that i was just describing earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. we have to try. >> iran, the u.s. and five other world powers will meet in the coming days to discuss implementing a six-month agreement on iran's nuke prarm. rouhani said the deal has already benefitted his country's economy. >>> remembering nelson mandela. today marks the beginning of a week of remembrance. they have a day of prayer and reflection. earlier today the mandela foundation held a service. services like
obama was elected, the domestic politics in iran create an opening for an agreement. the sanctions we have imposed have had an impact. the iranian people are saying to their leaders, "we need relief", and we have a president who is pragmatic. he's not soft, president hassan rouhani. he's practices mattic and put it together with president barack obama's relief that a good deal is in u.s.'s interests and you have space. >> you wrote in that piece that you were hope. a lasting deal will bring about a multilayered, mean layers of positive consequences throughout the middle east. is there not the danger that by giving iran more strength, unleashing iran that it would lead to more tensions between sunni countries. and shi'ite countries. making things worse? >> it's hard to imagine that things would get worse. iran has been shut out of the middle east. we have not had relations with them for 30 years. they are not at any table where we are. turkey has been growing. saudi arabia has been growing in the region, and they have basically made themselves felt by sponsoring terrorism through hezbo
with obama on the iran deal. whether or not in six months ago, where obama is on that deal, will in some ways reveal how much pressure is being from some pro-israel groups and the israeli government. governs in an insular way. that is a phrase used a lot. his own counsel. he listens to a small group of people. he pays attention to the democratic base. he has been raising a lot of money for midterm elections, which makes him responsive quite a bit to democratic concerns. he pays careful attention to israel and its government and powerful allies here. a lot of that has to do with his own ideology. i am not sure the influences over stated. or bigger an outsized. at the same time, it is an important part of the way things about iran. >> up next, good morning. >> i have been on this phone for almost 15 or 20 minutes waiting for you to quit commentating. andybody else gets up there let's everybody speak, but you keep commentating. what i need to say is the reason why there is so much turmoil in these are is because republicans and white folks who ro, a that obama is a neg black person, and black pe
obama said the pursuit of a long-standing deal with iran to monitor olympic weapons is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. >> iran has agreed to temporarily roll back the enrichment of uranium and is used to generate nuclear energy. we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country to change over time. it may not be likely. if you ask me what is the likelihood that we arrive at the end state that i was describing earlier - i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. we have to try. >> iran, the u.s. and five other world powers will meet in the coming days to discuss implementing a 6-month agreement on tehran's nuclear program. >> after leaving much of the country in a deep freeze, wintry weather is expected to hit the coast. dallas recorded its coldest day in more than 20 years. heidi jo-castro has more. >> 75,000 people are without power in the dallas area, not because of precipitation or snow, but stuff like this - the tree limbs are encrusted with ice. they are weighing down the tree limbs, causing stuff like this, big limbs falling on tower lines, re
. that brings us to iran. we are using diplomacy to fully identify and address the threat brought to us by iran's nuclear program. it is a real threat. we have always taken it as such. we have no illusions. let me restate something that president obama has made clear since day one and reiterated again this afternoon -- we will not allow iran to acquire a nuclear weapon, period, not now, not ever. now, believe me, the united states fully understands that israel perceives a nuclear iran as an existential threat. why? because it is. and we understand that. while we may sometimes favor a , therent tactical choice u.s. and israel have always shared the same fundamental goal. as we move forward in this negotiation, we will continue to consult very closely with israel, as with our other friends and allies in the region and around the world, whose input is critical to us in this process. this week, prime minister netanyahu's advisor will travel to the united states with direct conversations -- for direct conversations with our iran experts. that will help us to coordinate and shape our positions with r
obama said he is committed to continued diplomatic efforts to resolve tensions over iran's program even as he puts the odds know better at 50%. ra joins me. good to see you. the president put the odds at 50-50. john kerry said he is unconvinced that i run a leaders -- iran's leaders will make the hard decisions to reach a final nuclear of court. what is the point of the talks? >> what you saw from president obama and secretary kerry was refreshing candor in authority at the state and pragmatism. nobody is saying the deal is perfect and will succeed, it simply the alternative available. of the options on the table, the only thing that could work right now. it is going to be a better solution than simply imposing economic cost that cannot change iranian hater. >> limited sanctions as part of the preliminary accord. what is he going to mean for the country's economy and the average iranian? devon caught in the middle of the tensions between washington for over 30 years since the revolution. "limited," word is there will be relief. is a small percentage. congress wants to see more sanctions
picked. but it's semantics. because the fundamentals are the following. president obama made it very clear iran will not have nuclear weapons. that's his red line. prime minister benjamin netanyahu said iran will not have nuclear weapons capability. that's his red line. but the difference between those two creates a certain gap. is that gap fundamental? no. because the bottom line is the same. they have different red lines but they have the same bottom line. iran will not be a nuclear weapon country. and this is what we have to remember. that israel and the united states are completely aligned on that issue. now there might be different paths to get to that result. and there might be disagreements along the way between friends. but the bottom line which is reese really -- which is really important in lifer is the ball line. >> rose: there are people who come to this table and make the following argument. why now. the reason the iranians are talking is because of the sanctions. why not pile on more sanctions so they will not make an interim agreement they'll say okay we can't live w
, or he's for abortion. and as far as iran, they're as liar as obama is. >> barbara from oklahoma this morning. downsizing of the military, sequestration cuts impact on. >> it was an economic message. talked about bending the cost curve, helping long term budget this country by bringing down the cost of medicare. then it became more of a about people in this very wealthy country deserve health insurance. be a right. the message is confusing for people. what is it about? about the economy? or about the morality of this country and the values of this country. problem with messages came to a head with do you want to keep your plan. you recall, he began that formulation by saying if you like your doctor, you'll be able your doctor. that quickly turned out not to obama dropped it pretty quickly and went to plan. are confusing -- it's a confusing law. and messaging is mixed cloudy and -- and not entirely undermine's really the president's ability to say trust us on this. subject.all on this dennis is waiting from hobbs, our line for independents. you're on with scott wilson of "the wash
with iran, the obama administration is opening the door to sell u.s. defense systems to allies. despite a deal with iran they pose a threat not addressed by the nuclear agreement. >> no strategy is risk free. diplomacy takes kournal, vision. our emphasis on diplomatic tools should not be misinterpreted. we know diplomacy cannot operate in a vacuum. our success will hinge on america's military and the credibility and assurances to our allies and partners in the middle east that we will use it. >> he made those comment addressing leaders at a summit in bahrain. >> preparations are under way for the burial of nelson mandela. people from all over the world are gathering in johannesburg, celebrating his life with a dance or prayer. we report on the unique gift to bring people together. >> nelson mandela dreamt of a rainbow nation. maybe this is what he had in mined. leaney bruce and her family remembered him. >> to see this many people across borders and cross, singing together and honouring an amazing man. >> we are here because of nelson mandela. we live the same life as other people. i ca
friend bob bebl -- by bob beckel and aa tantaros. >> things like watergate, iran can extra --iran-contra. obama campaigned on trabs parent i. when you campaign on transparency you will be grade on transparency. you have got to be careful what you say when you are in an election. when you say it's going to be the most transparent administration in history you will be held to that standard. >> what about calling the president a liar. is that okay? i think so. i know bob you don't like it. i'm wondering what bob had for breakfast because i'm nodding my head. i think there is a high bar set by the president. when i worked in washington, d.c., we figured out every way to call our opponent anything but a liar. however, during this last presidential election president obama actually used the term and their staff did on his campaign. it shocked a lot of people that they went there first. now that that bar has been lowered and they are calling each other a liar, i do think it's fair. and either they are grossly incompetent or they are deceitful. either way the credibility has been lost. a
,800 centerfuges added to iran stock. so sanctions have utterly failed. >> reporter: in washington the obama administration contradicted his version of events. >> there is no question if you look at the facts of the impact of oil revenues and impact on their economic growth at large that there was a huge impact of the -- the sanctions had an enormous impact and that was a driving factor in bringing the iranians back to the negotiating table. >> reporter: many speculating that if it succeeds washington and tahir may cooperate and it could be useful at the up coming peace talks known as geneva two and the u.s. response. >> the goal is to have a governing body, that is the goal of the geneva conference and they have not embraced that as the focus of the geneva communication. >> reporter: it is in the middle of what could be described as a charm offensive and visiting officials in saudi arabia that sent guns and cash to the syrian opposition and they insist iran is trying to be a good neighbor. >> we believe that we need, all of us, need to cooperate with each other to, in fact, contain the sp
. president obama is raising some eyebrows as he tries to defend that controversial nuclear agreement with iran, which may cause that country to cap the amount of uranium it enriches in exchange for easing some of the sanctions. >> this comes as we learn a team of u.n. inspectors have begun their odded of an iranian water production plant that is connected to the nuclear program. we have more on that examination. finally, conner, we get a closer look. >> jamie, for the first time in more than two years, international inspectors are in iran, and they're at the heavy water plant. the inspection of this nuclear facility is seen as the first test of this new international deal between the world and iran. now, of course, under this temporary agreement, the islamic republican has agreed to halt some of its nuclear activities in the next six months for exchange for sanctions relief. they said the program is for peaceful purposes. few people around the world believe those claims. president obama defended this yesterday in the forum on international affairs. he said the bottom line is to preve
in washington, meantime, president obama giving the odds of achieving a long-term agreement with iran 50/50 at best. >>> meantime, the pentagon under fire tonight for its decision to buy combat helicopters made in russia. lawmakers on both sides, asking, why not made in america? here tonight, abc's aditi roy. >> reporter: tonight, new questions arise as to why the pentagon chose to spend more than $1 billion on dozens of russian mi-17 helicopters, to support afghan troops, bypassing u.s. manufacturers. the defense department signed the deal more than two years ago and pentagon officials defended the move, citing a 2010 top secret study, which they said recommended the russian helicopter as the top choice. but the associated press has obtained excerpts of the study, which said the u.s. manufactured chinook helicopter was the, quote, most cost effective single platform type fleet for the afghan air force over a 20-year period. the russian deal sparking outrage in congress, as lawmakers pressed officials during defense department budget hearings in april. >> with all the tens of billions of
a chance of preventing for bloodshed. >> a team of u.n. weapons inspectors arrived in iran to tour a nuclear facility, the first time they've visited the site in more than two years. president obama said the pursuit of a longstanding deal with iran is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. iran has agreed to roll back its enrichment of uranium, which it uses to generate nuclear energy. the program could also build a bomb. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible ke any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. you know, if you ask me what is the likelihood that we are able to arrive at the end state i was describing earlier, i want say it's more that 50/50, but we have to try. >> iran, the u.s. and five other powers will meet to discuss implementing an great on the program. hassan ni says the deal that lists sanctions has helped his country's economy. >> controversy over the latest project by artist christo. he'll spread fabric high above the arkansas river. some say it will damage the eco >> it's called "over the river", and this is the river, the arkan
. iran is the leader in executions. president obama and other dignitaries are on their way to south africa to attend tomorrow's memorial service from nelson mandela. hitching a ride on air force one with the president and michele obama, former president george w. bush and former secretary of state, hillary clinton. bill clinton and jimmy carter also expected to attend the memorial but they are traveling separately. and a collection of troubling new obamacare developments tonight. the architect of the president's health care law moving along substantially when it comes to the president's impetus and false declaration that we could keep our doctors if we wanted to. here is ezekiel emanuel on fox news sunday. >> didn't they say if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor? >> yes. >> but if you want to pay more, you can do that. this is a matter of choice. and if you want to, you can pay for it. lou: he would be called an elitist for his remarks if he were a republican, so he gets away with it as a liberal. "the wall street journal" reporting that lower income individuals may be a
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